Los Angeles County Fire Department. Photo by MyNewsLA.com

A fast-moving brush fire broke out Thursday afternoon in Lancaster, quickly blackening about 100 acres amid triple-digit temperatures.

The fire was reported to be at about five acres in size just before 3 p.m. in the area of North 90th Street and Avenue K, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The blaze had grown to about 100 acres by 3:15 p.m., prompting a second-alarm resource request for approximately 200 firefighters, as well as air and ground units, to battle the flames.

The fire was in a sparsely populated area of Lancaster and no structures were immediately threatened, according to fire officials.

It was 108 degrees in Lancaster as of 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

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